General Education Development Test (GED)
**CHANGE TO GED REQUIREMENTS:16 YEAR OLD STUDENTS: PLEASE READ: NEW AGE MINIMUM FOR GED TEST**
Mandatory Attendance Age Law
According to ACT-2009-564, the mandatory attendance age for Alabama schools is raised from age 16 to age 17, effective August 1, 2009. Anyone under age 17 now needs a certificate of exemption from the local superintendent in order to take GED (along with the parent's/guardian notarized permission letter and school exit interview form) on or after the effective date.
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